Monday, October 6, 2008

Really? A Whole Year?

One year,

A couple of hundred posts,

and a whole bunch of great friends!



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Thank you all for being a part of this fun journey.

I considered doing a long retrospective post, highlighting a few of the things that stuck out in my mind over the past year. I thought about writing a short paragraph about each of you that make up the "worth checking out" list on my side bar. I thought about some of the people who were a part of this community days, weeks or even months ago and are no longer. Ya, I considered many things as I sat down to the keyboard, but when I got ready to write today, I just felt like saying thank you.

Not terribly elegant, and perhaps much too oversimplified, but those two little words carry a significant amount of feeling in them.

I've had the privilege to sit across the virtual coffee table from some mighty fine people. (That'd be all of you) We've laughed a bunch, cried at times and had some good discussions. We haven't always agreed on things, and that's ok. (Wouldn't that be boring?) Most importantly, we've become friends.

I'm looking forward to what another year behind the keyboard and screen will bring.

You gals and guys rock!

29 comments:

katherine. said...

a great deal has happened in the past year!

Jeff...you are a natural at the weblog thing...and a fine writer. It has been fun getting to know you and your family.

looking forward to the next year...

Ron said...

CONGRATULATIONS JEFF!!!

YAHOOO! One Year!!

Hey, I feel SO freaking blessed in having met you, buddy!

I remember when you first left a comment on my blog, and instantly feeling like you were someone I wanted to get to know!

Thanks for sharing your talents, your wisdom, and your awesome soul!

Looking forward to the next year!

Happy Anniversary!

Dana said...

Congratulations Jeff!

Isn't it funny? I'd have guessed you to be one of the "long time" bloggers. You've made me feel so comfortable here - it just seems so second nature for you.

Thank you!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well, you are most welcome. Congratulations on your first year. I'm looking forward to the next year as everyone else is. Have a great day. :)

CrazyCath said...

And so do you Jeff - you rock too! So glad I found this blog.

Congratulations to your year. Here's hoping for many more.

Jeni said...

What? No congrats comment from "Psycho Mom?" Love reading what your Mom has to say to you on your posts!
You spin a great story in your posts, Jeff. (So did your brother Gene, so I'm thinking this ability might just have genetic ties.)
Hope the comping year is equally, if not more, enjoyable for you. I'm quite sure it will be that for us, your readers.

nitebyrd said...

Jeff, YOU Rock! Congratulations on a fabulous, awesome year. You are a wonderful writer with an great sense of humor. I'm looking forward to another year (and more!) across that virtual coffee table with you.

Bond said...

An incredible year Jeff...I have so enjoyed my time here, reading your wit and your family history and your snarkiness...

Keep bringing it dude and I will keep coming!

CONGRATS

Akelamalu said...

HAPPY BLOGVERSARY JEFF!

I'm so happy I found your blog not least because you sucked me into POW!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Congrats! A whole year? I thought you'd been here forever, too.

Must be the great writing!

When are we going to have another story? I'm ready!

Jay said...

Congrats on a great year in the bloggerhood. And many more to come!

Cherie said...

Congratulations Jeff! I'm one of the newer people, but you've certainly made a great impression on a lot of people. Keep up the good work.

Mel said...

Yup--it's been a pleasure and an honour to be invited into the bits and pieces of this life you get to participate in.
Truly...I appreciate being allowed the privilege.

((((((((((( Jeff )))))))))))))

Happy birthday to AWIE
Happy birthday to AWIE
Happy birthday, happy birthday......
Happy birthday to AWIEEEEEEeeeEEEE!!!!!!

:-)

Sandi McBride said...

I'm looking forward to reading and conversing for years to come, Jeff. I've enjoyed every article you've done and I want to say Congratulations for hanging in there with the rest of us! Sort of makes us family...
Sandi

Marilyn said...

Congratulations! It's hard to believe it has been a whole year. I remember when you first came on the scene and I'm glad you're still here.

Mike Golch said...

congrats on the year.

Travis said...

Happy Bloggiversary!

This stop on my blog rounds is always one of my favorites.

AirmanMom said...

jeff...congrats on this big milestone! Keep writing, I'll keep reading~


~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Dianne said...

I'm so happy to have found you. I love your Wordzzles. I'm thrilled that you took on the task of hosting POW. But most I love your stores about your family.

You're a good guy Jeff.

Happy One Year.

Jeff B said...

Wow, I may actually be speechless! Quick, write this day down.

Thanks all.

Odat said...

Happy Blogaversary and I'm happy to know you and your sacasm...hehe. Hope you and your family are doing well.
Peace

Matt-Man said...

Yay Jeff. Congrats and thanks for being around. You make the internets a better place to be. Cheers!!

buffalodick said...

Congrats! I've enjoyed your posts, and wish you many more! I'm closing on 300..probably this month.

Rhea said...

Wow, a whole year! That's awesome, Jeff!!!

I'm so glad I've met you through this blogging thing. You seem like such a neat person. :o)

Raven said...

A year! Wow! Congratulations. And thank YOU.

Lu' said...

I think your thank you was spledid. Congratulations thank you for sharing and creating Portrait of Words.

Gene Bach said...

You,re still a loser. Are you as big a loser as Mark? Well, hmm....yeah.

Desert Songbird said...

Yippee! Happy one year blog anniversary, Jeff.

Looking forward to many great years of "Bach-isms."

jennifer said...

Congratulations on the Milestone. Glad to have you for a blog bud!